There has been a regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) strategy in the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) since 2005. It was updated in 2015 and again in 2021 to reflect the changing needs and priorities of the NRM sector in the region. The aim of the strategy is to guide environmental investment in the region, identify priorities for conserving and enhancing natural assets and advance sustainable development. The strategy is focused on:
Regional NRM planning is one of the core functions of the 54 regional NRM organisations across Australia. All around Australia, regional NRM strategies identify community priorities and promote collaboration between a range of different organisations and groups. The regional NRM strategy in the NAR, NARvis, is coordinated and maintained by NACC NRM with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships Program, and relies extensive community consultation and input from technical experts.